Girish Koushik a young Chess wizard, from the state of Karnataka, cherishes to adorn the grandmaster title. The boy is a promising asset to the state as well as the country. Girish Koushik has an impeccable power of authority over the chess board. The gifted talent has taken him to higher levels of Chess Championship. […]
Over ages and eras, Karnataka has produced numerous noteworthy personalities who have contributed commendably to the nation in different ways. Famous personalities of Karnataka have made their mark in domains including social work, education, sports, politics, literature, dance, music, cinema and philosophy.
Basavanna, a 12th century philosopher from Karnataka, had spread awareness against caste system through his verses. Another notable personality from the same era, Akka Mahadevi emerged as a leader of the Bhakti movement and she is also one of the earliest female poets of the nation.
Karnataka has produced a number of distinguished scientists like C.N.R. Rao and Narayan Hosmane and respected politicians like George Fernandes, K.C. Reddy and H.D.Deve Gowda, too. Stalwarts of Indian cinema like Aishwarya Rai, Guru Dutt, Deepika Padukone and Prabhu Deva are from Karnataka. Celebrated sports personalities like Prakash Padukone, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rahul Dravid are Kannadigas as well. Read more about eminent personalities from Karnataka
An eminent writer in English and Kannada, born on 19 August 1950, Sudha Murthy is a Social Worker. She worked with many organizations for the welfare of the common man. She was popular for her benevolent work through Infosys Foundation. She works toward the betterment of the society and rural development. She aims to provide […]
Nagavara Ramaroa Narayana Murthy, fondly called NRN or Narayana Murthy, the co-founder of Infosys Technologies is renowned as the Father of Indian IT Industry. He was born on 20th August 1946 in Kolar district, Karnataka. He played a very prominent role in nurturing Infosys and helped in shaping up a position for Infosys in the […]
Tipu Sultan was the son of Hyder Ali, who established the Mysore sultanate. The two ruled over the Mysore region and offered stiff resistance to British expansion during their lifetime. His Early Years Tipu Sultan was born in Devanahalli, located currently in the Kolar district, on November 20, 1750. He was the eldest son of […]
Sir Chandrasekhara Venkat Raman, a world-renowned Indian physicist, brought honour to the Indian nation through his contribution to the field of Physics. C.V. Raman made remarkable discoveries and his theory is called the Raman Effect, and it deals with a concept known as Raman Scattering. His Early Years and Education Sir C.V. Raman was born […]
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is a popular personality and an entrepreneur, and she’s an icon mainly because she managed to break the traditional Indian bias against women and their capabilities. Her Early Life and Education Kiran Mazumdar Shaw was born on March 23, 1953 in Bangalore. She went to the Bishop Cotton Girls’ High School for […]
Raksha Changappa is one of the most well-known dietician-cum-nutritionists of India. She is based in Bangalore. She is a published nutrition author and nutrition panellist. She is a nutrition activist who has won many accolades and awards in her professional field. She is the founder and owner of Nutrewise, a nutrition, diet and weight management […]
Ponnappa is one of the most well-known cartoonists of Karnataka. He has created a niche for his craft in a career spanning over two decades. This architect-turned-cartoonist has an excellent sense of humour which he expresses through his cartoons. Ponnappa’s Early Life and Education Ponnappa was born in the year 1948 in Mangalore. He completed […]
Medical science has made tremendous progress in the last century. It has managed to invent cures for several life-threatening diseases. It has developed ways to deal with ailments that were unimaginable even 5 decades ago. However, it is still fighting with a menace called cancer. There are many kinds of cancer that is still giving […]
When NRN speaks the nation listens. On Nov 8, 2014 TOI published the top 10 books recommended by Narayana Murthy. Possibly you will find them interesting too, Winners Never Cheat in Difficult Times by John M Huntsman What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael J. Sandel The Republic by Plato Black […]